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How Gulf's powerful line up at the court of Blair

Jun 12, 2015 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

PERHAPS it is fitting that Tony Blair should choose as his de facto office in the Gulf a hotel so dripping in money it has a machine in its lobby that dispenses gold bars.

Documents seen by The Daily Telegraph show how Mr Blair conducts his business dealings from a hotel suite costing up to £7,000 a night and with views out to sea over the Persian Gulf.

It is here that Mr Blair, by turns a philanthropist, Middle East envoy and businessman, holds court. Behind the doors of his suite ...